Washington, Apr 6 : The United States Defence Department, Pentagon, has said it was “not aware” of any investigation that was conducted to ascertain if Pakistan had lost an F-16 in a dogfight with Indian fighter jets on February 27. The media reports said here on Friday. The Pentagon staement is contrary to a report by a news publication that had gone on to say, citing unidentified defence officials, the count revealed none was missing.
Foreign Policy magazine had reported Thursday that US defence personnel conducted recently a physical count of Pakistan’s F-16s and found all in tact, none missing. It attributed the finding to two unidentified senior US defence officials and said the count was conducted at the invitation of Pakistan. A US Defence Department spokesman told in a statement,“ ... weren’t aware of any investigation like that”, that was said to have been conducted, according to unidentified defence officials cited in a report. (UNI)